Something Like Autumn



[KINDLE] ✿ Something Like Autumn ❃ Jay Bell – E17streets4all.co.uk Love can appear unexpectedly a chance meeting at a friend s wedding, the arrival of a handsome new co worker or while being robbed at a convenience storeFor some, love seems an impossible dream Growin Love can appear unexpectedly a chance meeting at a friend s wedding, the arrival of a handsome new co worker or while being robbed at a convenience storeFor some, love seems an impossible dream Growing up gay in small town Missouri, Jace Holden thought his Something Like PDF/EPUB ² chance would never come When he meets Victor a wild soul and fellow outsider his chances of finding love go from bleak to a very uncertain maybe Bracing his heart, Jace chases after his desire, hoping for a warm hand to hold his tight Something Like Autumn tells the story of Jace s life before the events of Something Like Summer, while also revisiting his time with Benjamin Bentley.Something Like Autumn

Jay Bell led a quiet life in Kansas until the day he met a handsome foreign exchange student who swept him off his feet and carried him all the way to Germany Much to their delight, marriage awaited them when they got there While living Something Like PDF/EPUB ² so distant from friends and family, Jay began writing in an effort to reconcile the mixture of devotion and alienation he felt This resulted in a Lambda Literary Award and a film option for his best selling novel Something Like Summer Jay and his family have since relocated to Chicago where their adventures continue, as do those of the characters in their emotionally driven Something Like series Jay pens the stories and his husband provides the cover art, making them books about love, forged by love.

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  • ebook
  • 394 pages
  • Something Like Autumn
  • Jay Bell
  • English
  • 06 May 2018

10 thoughts on “Something Like Autumn

  1. says:

    Not sure why but I just cannot get into this books I ve had a lot of friends recommend them but despite my best efforts I just could not get into the story I don t know if this the time period, the characters or the writing style but it felt like it took me forever to get this far Whatever you do though, don t let this stop you from giving the books a try on your own.

  2. says:

    Audiobook reread 12 29 15OMGAWWWWWWWWDDD Why did I just do that to myself But I m pretty sure I ll do it again, in the future.It s just too good The truth is out Jace is not, in fact, perfect Close, but not quite Jace was a confused teenager, he couldn t see a happy ending for himself being gay There was no role model for him and nothing to set a precedent that gay men could have happy and fulfilling lives Luckily, that changed with the meeting of Victor Oh, Victor How I wanted to h Audiobook reread 12 29 15OMGAWWWWWWWWDDD Why did I just do that to myself But I m pretty sure I ll do it again, in the future.It s just too good The truth is out Jace is not, in fact, perfect Close, but not quite Jace was a confused teenager, he couldn t see a happy ending for himself being gay There was no role model for him and nothing to set a precedent that gay men could have happy and fulfilling lives Luckily, that changed with the meeting of Victor Oh, Victor How I wanted to hate him for what he did But I couldn t In fact, I really loved him I mostly wanted to hate him because Jace belonged with BEN, not some weird homeless ish guy Kind of the way I felt about Jace in Summer, Ben was meant for TIM But he wasn t really, maybe nobody is meant for anyone Maybe it all depends on where we are and who we are at the time Gah, now I sound like Victor Victor wasodd, to say the least But he was very insightful, especially on his thoughts about love Does one mistake or kiss change how you feel about someone Should we limit ourselves to labels and titles when it doesn t change how we feel Who knows, I guess that s for everyone to decide for themselves But because of his carefree nature Victor could never completely belong to Jace I really wanted for Victor to grow up and just be there for Jace I wanted for them to have a future Even though I knew that wasn t going to happen Jace loved Victor really loved him Unfortunately Victor is not a forever sort of guy Jace wanted it all, the marriage, the family, commitment, to be loved forever, and Victor was not the guy to give him everything he needed Then he found Ben In Summer it looked as though Jace was everything Ben needed in his life Jace was the one who saved Ben But Jace needed saving just as much as Ben did They were perfect for each other So, yeah, Jace forgave Ben for his mistakes Not because he s all forgiving but because he still loved Victor just as much as Ben loved Tim He knew how he would feel seeing Victor again and he can t blame Ben for succumbing to those feelings as long as it doesn t happen again, of course Ben and Jace both loved two men in their lives Neither stopped loving their first, nor did they stop loving each other Tim and Victor were a very real presence Ben and Jace s lives and their marriage, though it never diminished or belittled their love and commitment to each other Maybe it s not about The One but the one you choose to share your life with So, in the end, Jace got everything he wanted in life with Ben He got the marriage, the family, and the commitment He found someone to love him forever

  3. says:

    I did not have a strong desire to read this book It is the third in the author s series about the same characters I thought, whatdoes he have to say This book turned my head around I loved itthan the first two.Jace was so real to me My heart bled for him thru all his life altering situations Loved Greg, especially because he remained true all through Jace s life and its nice to have a heterosexual friend who is truly your best friend Victor was kind of an enigma I wanted to l I did not have a strong desire to read this book It is the third in the author s series about the same characters I thought, whatdoes he have to say This book turned my head around I loved itthan the first two.Jace was so real to me My heart bled for him thru all his life altering situations Loved Greg, especially because he remained true all through Jace s life and its nice to have a heterosexual friend who is truly your best friend Victor was kind of an enigma I wanted to love him and wanted he and Jace to work out but had issues with his inability to commit Ben was good, but different when seen from Jace s perspective and Tim was an unbelievable jerk I had problems with him in both Summer and Winter The ending, even though you know what happens was still gut wrenching, noble, touching and loving all at the same time Somehow thru the sadness I was able to get closure on Jace and Ben and cherish what they had together It makes me want to race home to my husband, cherish him and never take him for granted.Autumn is so well written into the fabric created in Summer and Winter that I am forced to go back and re read them immediately.Well done Jay

  4. says:

    Man..What a lovely book.Three months ago I ve read Something like Summer and ended up with a raging fury and a broken heart Now, Jace s life story and POV for the events from Something like Summer were like a balm.If I were to compare the two books, Something like Summer was like a storm, while Something like Autumn was like a single violin playing in the moonlight Just like Jace s personality And the song I kept hearing was Kreutzer s Violin Sonata No 9.He was always my favorite TeamJac Man..What a lovely book.Three months ago I ve read Something like Summer and ended up with a raging fury and a broken heart Now, Jace s life story and POV for the events from Something like Summer were like a balm.If I were to compare the two books, Something like Summer was like a storm, while Something like Autumn was like a single violin playing in the moonlight Just like Jace s personality And the song I kept hearing was Kreutzer s Violin Sonata No 9.He was always my favorite TeamJace Forever

  5. says:

    Sidebar before the review After reading this book in two sittings, I can say I am completely hooked not only on the cast of characters in this series which are immediately memorable, but also each in his own way, friends you can wait to catch up with a credit to the author s loving touch , but also in how each pulls you in not by dragging you into it, but by careful peeling away of themselves until you are left with their core That the author included a personal note at the end to under Sidebar before the review After reading this book in two sittings, I can say I am completely hooked not only on the cast of characters in this series which are immediately memorable, but also each in his own way, friends you can wait to catch up with a credit to the author s loving touch , but also in how each pulls you in not by dragging you into it, but by careful peeling away of themselves until you are left with their core That the author included a personal note at the end to underscore one of the prominent theme s in the book cemented Jay Bell as a go to author who I could implicitly trust with whatever he chooses to share with his readers A trust that, while publicly shared, seemed immediately private and a very open way to connect with his audience A trust that, for me, I think is as unbroken as the love between Jace and Ben This is a fanboy for lifeNow onto the work itself First off, I was thrilled beyond belief that Jay chose to give Jace his own story I was connected to this character, his nobility so refreshing from the over the top crowd of sex starved twinks, daddies and whores in the making of so many in the genre not that I am judging that to be bad, but Jace is in a class by himself and the careful wisdom from the first time he entered in Summer From his entrance in that story, with subsequent fleshing out in Winter, I was clamoring forfrom him I am glad to say that Bell didn t disappoint in the least Jace s tale was well worth the wait From the onset I could connect with how he saw his world, how fiercely he defined love and what he would do to hold onto it Small spoiler ahead That Jace had to learn love from a complicated character like Victor, who ultimately couldn t deal with how much love Jace had for him, was bittersweet as it was emboldening to cheer him onto other things in life Small sidebar I gotta say that Greg and Michelle were my favorite minor characters, Michelle for a mouth that could give my own sister a run for her money, and Greg because dammit, every straight guy should have a gay pal they can connect with I think it made Greg far stronger in the long run as a heterosexual male It was lovely to have Jace s thoughts to the part of the story where the trio s lives intersected Again, under Jay s brilliant hand, he only deepened our understanding of these beloved characters, which made the inevitable conclusion that muchsatisfying when it came I am happy for Ben that he found someone like Jace with which to balance Tim out in the long run I loved that for Jace, in the end, he left us with the firm knowledge that he didn t pass alone, unloved and unneeded His sacrifice to leave on top with Ben was heart wrenchingly played out and deeply moving Made me love his character evenA brilliant, brilliant addition to the series So all in all, my advice is if you love this series and who the hell wouldn t what s not there to love buy it now, don t wait, I woulda finished this in ONE sitting if I didn t have my day job to worry about A ravenous read for me If you are a fan, this one will not disappoint in the slightest.Now I am left with two main questions 1 I want to know how Jace s death affected Greg and Michelle I mean, I am well aware how close they were and how things like this hit them, but a little part of me was selfish enough to know that Greg and Michelle were able to process and move forward Did they still keep in contact with Ben after Or did that fade with time and the bigger question is2 What the hell could be in store for Something Like Spring I haven t a clue where he ll go with that one I love a good mystery but dammit, now that I am done with the series thus far it ll be rolling around in the back of my head trying to suss it out But that s a very good thing apologies to Martha Stewart.While I loved the two prior books, I have to say Jace s story is my favorite of the series thus far and I am not saying that because it is the newest in the series it is because one of my absolute favorite characters came to the fore and opened his heart to us I was the richer for it.Thanks Jay Can t wait til it s Spring

  6. says:

    Okay, I ll admit it I was an asshole When I first read book 1, Something Like Summer , I really loathed the restrained, two dimensional Jace in that book Ben was supposed to be with Tim Period.Then I read book 3, Something About Autumn , and felt like a complete dick This book takes you through all of Jace s backstory and was truly a journey, not simply another story.The trilogy definitely challenges your emotions to come to terms with three amazing main characters, two deeply in love wit Okay, I ll admit it I was an asshole When I first read book 1, Something Like Summer , I really loathed the restrained, two dimensional Jace in that book Ben was supposed to be with Tim Period.Then I read book 3, Something About Autumn , and felt like a complete dick This book takes you through all of Jace s backstory and was truly a journey, not simply another story.The trilogy definitely challenges your emotions to come to terms with three amazing main characters, two deeply in love with the third, trying to discover themselves and love And with math like that, there isn t always a happily ever after At least not when they or the reader would like it.I highly recommend all 3 books

  7. says:

    Wow With tears in my eyes I read the last three words and finished this book The tears surprised me, because I did read the previous two books by Jay Bell Something like Summer Winter and these book already tell you how this book ends.I have to be honest When I first read on Jay s website he was writing a book on Jace, I was not too enthusiastic While reading Something like Summer, Jace was the least interesting character I even disliked this character He was too perfect and too nice We Wow With tears in my eyes I read the last three words and finished this book The tears surprised me, because I did read the previous two books by Jay Bell Something like Summer Winter and these book already tell you how this book ends.I have to be honest When I first read on Jay s website he was writing a book on Jace, I was not too enthusiastic While reading Something like Summer, Jace was the least interesting character I even disliked this character He was too perfect and too nice Well, from the first book s perspective this was the impression I got Also, he came between Ben and Tim, for which I disliked the character.Boy was I wrong Something like Autumn is my favorite from the current series and I find Jace the most interesting character The book is nicely built up The introduction to Victor is wonderful The contrast between the characters, Jace s search for love and Samson the cat of course.Jay, you wrote a wonderful book I cannot wait till Spring time

  8. says:

    Let it be known from the beginning that I am Team Jace Yes, after reading Something Like Summer I was left very upset because of what i felt was an unfair ending to his story So I was looking forward to reading his story even though the ending was somewhat spoiled I wanted to know what made Jace the man that he became.In short Jace s life story is one full of the search of love and commitment His story starts with Jace deciding to take his life because he is afraid of ending up alone and unl Let it be known from the beginning that I am Team Jace Yes, after reading Something Like Summer I was left very upset because of what i felt was an unfair ending to his story So I was looking forward to reading his story even though the ending was somewhat spoiled I wanted to know what made Jace the man that he became.In short Jace s life story is one full of the search of love and commitment His story starts with Jace deciding to take his life because he is afraid of ending up alone and unloved this was his greatest fear.Luckily his suicide attempt ends up being just that and he is able to move on Soon after, Jace meets Victor who becomes his first love But Victor s vision of love and relationships is nothing like Jace s Jace is bent on love and commitment but Victor is a carefree character that is cause for a lot of joy and pain for Jace However, Victor teaches him two important lessons that later define Jace Love is unconditional and it doesn t stop unless you let it stop He also learns that commitment is nothing without a promise that is honored throughout time.When Jace is with Ben these two lessons help him deal with Ben s relationship with Tim Jace understands what Ben is going through because he himself still loves Victor So he is willing to forgive what happens between Ben and Tim because he can finally see that despite it all their love is for each other is still intact Then after they get married Ben once again honors his promise to love Jace above all and pushed Tim away one last time.Even though half way through the book I was still feeling Jace got less than what he deserved in life, as the inevitable nears I can help but finally understand that Jace actually got everything he wished for in life and I was able to shed tears of happiness for him because what was happening was happening on the terms he always wished for.Anyway, by far this is my favorite book of these series And although I own Something Like Winter I have not been able to read it yet, as I am not sure I want to get to know Tim better But reading Jace s story s has actually given me closure and I look forward to the final chapter Something Like Spring

  9. says:

    In Something Like Summer, I didn t really warm to Jace like most readers did I felt like he was just too perfect He put up with so much from Ben and just kept smiling.But after reading Something Like Autumn and finding out who Jace REALLY was, I pretty much love him with the passion of the white hot sun His first love, Victor, his parents and Bernie, his best friend Greg, and his amazing sister Michelle gave him so muchdepth than was seen from Ben or Tim s POV I wishof his story In Something Like Summer, I didn t really warm to Jace like most readers did I felt like he was just too perfect He put up with so much from Ben and just kept smiling.But after reading Something Like Autumn and finding out who Jace REALLY was, I pretty much love him with the passion of the white hot sun His first love, Victor, his parents and Bernie, his best friend Greg, and his amazing sister Michelle gave him so muchdepth than was seen from Ben or Tim s POV I wishof his story had been incorporated into SLS, but am thrilled to know it now and for my next re read view spoiler I didn t cry when he died in SLS, but OMG, even knowing it was coming through the whole book, I couldn t breathe for the tears this time And it makes you kind of wonder who the both of them definitively refers to when Jace mentions them in Hell s Pawn I know it was Tim Ben originally, but once those in Purgatory were released, I hope he found Victor, too hide spoiler Another wonderful book by Jay Bell that absolutely cements him into my favorite author short list

  10. says:

    3,5 stars And I m very generous.I loved this book up to 60% And then I stopped to love it There are probably several things that went wrong for us, I mean me and the book I have read recently Memorizing You by Dan Skinner and Superhero by Eli Easton that I LOVED A LOT It won t be that easily to find a YA book that can impress me as much as these both books I don t know HOW important was for the plot to know the previous sequels I ve read that it could be read as a stand alone I didn 3,5 stars And I m very generous.I loved this book up to 60% And then I stopped to love it There are probably several things that went wrong for us, I mean me and the book I have read recently Memorizing You by Dan Skinner and Superhero by Eli Easton that I LOVED A LOT It won t be that easily to find a YA book that can impress me as much as these both books I don t know HOW important was for the plot to know the previous sequels I ve read that it could be read as a stand alone I didn t have an impression I was missing something, not at all, but maybe it was important to feelconnected to the main characters I ve read a spoiler that was very important for the story BEFORE I was through the middle of the book It was my fault but it ruined a surprise moment for me view spoiler I loved Victor And I didn t feel the same about Ben But Victor was gone at 60% Forever I lost my interest in the story after hide spoiler The book was hard to put down, I wanted to know what would happen next, but it waslike the soap opera that you have watched long enough to keep your attention on it but that was not powerful enough to fall BADLY in love with it If you enjoy YA Genre and first of all MM YA Genre I would recommend this book.It could be your book of the year I can easily imagine it You should just give it a chance And I d like to readof Jay Bell That is for sure

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